Sarah Beckham

Sarah Beckham
Sarah Beckham  

Sarah is a freelance writer and editor who combines deep journalism experience with an interest in how our spaces affect wellbeing and productivity


  • 20 years of journalism experience at daily newspapers, including eight as a features editor
  • Seven years as a freelance writer and editor for brands like WeWork, RetailMeNot and Atlassian, as well as lots of cool small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Copy editor for Texas Monthly magazine
  • Published at Travel + Leisure and Scary Mommy
  • Professional in residence at the University of Texas at Austin


Writing for The Spruce has given Sarah the chance to explore her interest in how our spaces affect our wellbeing and productivity. Her current freelance work also includes telling stories of how offices are changing as a writer for WeWork.

Sarah specializes in content for clients who help others with their personal and professional development. But she's also done a little bit of everything, from copywriting for startups to editing steamy romance stories.

Before going out on her own, Sarah worked at daily newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Austin American-Statesman. At the American-Statesman, she was an assistant editor for a features section that was named one of the best in the nation by the Society for Features Journalism.

Her love of design has taken her from the Eames and Stahl houses in Los Angeles to Seaside, Florida. She's between those landmarks geographically, as a longtime resident of Austin, Texas, and style-wise, as a fan of both midcentury modern design and old Florida flavor.


Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where she also lived through the reign of dusty rose and cornflower blue in dorm room decor.


Education: Berry College
Location: Austin, Texas

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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